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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 11am-4pm, check. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

interesting places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Cockaynes pit
Brownfield (ex gravel pit) but with establishes woodland.

locate West Thurrock, St. Clements Church tract
Old brownfield site now largely lost to development as Procter & Gamble car park and canteen

locate Cockaynes pit
Brownfield (ex gravel pit) but with establishes woodland.

locate St Osyth Park
A privately owned deer park with ancient origins and a uniquely important wildlife site in Essex.

locate Hillhouse Wood
Ancient woodland administered by The Woodland Trust.

locate Belhus Woods Country Park
Brown field areas following gravel extraction, some landfilled and some lakes, but also ancient semi-natural woodlands and some ex arable land. From Romford Road there is a car park and visitor centre. Local paths provide other entrances.

locate Canvey Wick
Habitats developed on silt and sand dredgings since 1970s. Complex mosaic of flower rich herbaceous vegetation, lichen heath, seasonally wet areas, some with saline influence, scrub and ditches.

locate Hadleigh Castle
Ancient monument with remarkable landslip invertebrate fauna and an important geological site.